East Africa

Pete’s Story: Getting out of my comfort zone in Ethiopia

Canon: Bring your curiosity to life

Ethiopia

ELDER: Slavery – what they didn’t teach in my high school

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as “the white man’s religion …

Black History

At concert, Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders preach peace, love, unity

ADDIS ABABA, July 15 (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki preached love and unity on Sunday at a concert attended by thousands of flag-waving guests, part of a rapprochement between the two nations after years of hostility.<p>Isaias arrived in Ethiopia …

Africa

How Mauritius became the richest country in Africa

The island nation of Mauritius has set itself apart as the wealthiest country on the African continent on a per capita basis.<p>Over the past 10 years …

Economic Development

A lesson in American greatness

NOTHING is more American than Emmanuel Makender’s discontent. A 35-year-old taxi driver in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr Makender has a comfortable …

South Sudan

East Africa is shaping up overnight

Lenin’s saying, “there are decades when nothing happens, and then there are weeks when decades happen” has never held true in Africa as it did in the …

Africa

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CEASEFIRES in South Sudan’s civil war tend to be short. At least nine such agreements have been signed since the war started in 2013. Only one has …

Middle East

Colombia's coffee is in danger. These scientists are fighting to save it.

MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Deep in the Andes mountains, the Cenicafe research institute is ground zero for an evolutionary and economic arms race to keep coffee flowing from Colombia into the cups of consumers across the world.<p>The stakes are high. Three major pests — two destructive fungi and one pest …

World News

Call of the Cryptid: Agogwe, or the Kakundakari of East Africa

<b>An African mystery beast, the bipedal Agogwe is said to resemble little, furry men with yellowish-red skin under their coats. They sound just</b> …

Paranormal

Photos: Obama arrives in Kenya, meets Kenyatta and Odinga

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya, on Sunday for the first time since leaving office in 2017. Obama is visiting Kenya for the fifth …

Africa

Crypto Becomes Proper Alternative to Cash in Struggling Economies

The use of crypto donations by a Venezuelan citizen has shown cryptocurrencies are better than some fiat currencies even though they have been …

Bitcoin

Joe Bob Briggs and The Last Drive In: We broke the internet!

The horror community joined together Friday and Saturday to break the internet and watch Joe Bob Briggs on “The Last Drive In” courtesy of …

Horror

Djibouti ready to pay compensation to settle DP World dispute | Financial Times

Djibouti would be prepared to pay DP World compensation of “more or less half a billion dollars . . . as early as next week” to settle a dispute over …

DP World

Kenya: Why Nairobi Is a Cemetery of Cinema Halls

The Kenya Cinema Plaza in Nairobi (file photo).<p>In Nairobi, you can get a movie that is only a few weeks old on a counterfeit DVD -- and nobody will …

Africa

DEAL: Kenya Airways Business Amsterdam - Mauritius (Return): 1375 Euro

Mit der Kenya Airways Business von Amsterdam nach Mauritius …<p>Kenya Airways macht derzeit Spaß! Ab Frankfurt ist dieser Deal sehr interessant: DEAL: …

Mauritius

'We've been wanting to bring people together to foster unity'

Vibrant, colorful clothing, delicious food smells and joyous dance music gave Omahans a taste of another world at the African Cultural Festival.<p>Judy …

African Culture

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace: Nations to restore links

Optimism reigns in Eritrea and Ethiopia as their leaders take steps to bridge historical divides and erase old animosities.<p>A new era of friendship looks to have begun between two troubled African neighbours.<p>Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki has made his first visit to Ethiopia in more than two …

Africa

Aliir hopes Daw duel inspires Sudanese kids

Hopefully there's other Sudanese kids out there who want to play AFL footy one day, Majak certainly set the standards for us and I'm glad to see him …

South Sudan

Politics this week

Theresa May, <i>Britain’s</i> prime minister, hoped that a deal struck at a cabinet summit would enable her to take an acceptable proposal to Brussels for …

Bill Clinton

World Digest: July 15, 2018

SYRIA<p>Missiles pound rebels near Golan Heights<p>Syrian government forces unleashed hundreds of missiles on a rebel-held area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, activists said, the latest phase in an offensive to clear southern Syria of insurgents.<p>The government’s push came after it had …

Middle East

Military Ties Bind China, Africa

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This is one in a series of articles looking at Chinese involvement in Africa.</i><p>Since late June, top military officials from Mali, Sierra …

China

Djibouti Opens Chinese-Backed Free Trade Zone

Djibouti has opened the first phase of an ambitious project to build an 18-square-mile, $3.5 billion free trade zone, the largest development of its …

China

Ethiopia and Eritrea put an end to two decades of conflict

FOR a cold war it could turn surprisingly hot. Countless skirmishes occurred over the course of the nearly two decades following the bloody conflict, …

Africa

Italy contributes €500,000 to UN reconciliation efforts in Libya

UNDP Around the world<p>You are at UNDP Libya<p>×<p>A<p>B<p>C<p>Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo (Dem. …

Africa

Uganda: Chemutai Wins Uganda's Second Silver Medal in Finland

Uganda's Peruth Chemutai (file photo).<p>Up-coming star Peruth Chemutai won a second silver medal for Uganda at the on-going 2018 IAAF World U20 …

Africa

With eye on African market, India readies offers for free trade pact with Mauritius

Amiti Sen India and Mauritius will soon exchange a list of offers to reduce import tariffs on goods as part of a free trade agreement (FTA) that i

Business (India)

Golf for Kids Kenya grows the game in Africa

Golf is surely a global game. That is certainly understood by many that know and love the sport. However, many do not realize how global golf is …

Golf

Not all borders make sense. But changing them is dangerous

<b>Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood.</b> By Joshua Keating. <i>Yale University Press; 296 pages; $26 and £20.</i><p><b>Get our daily …

South Sudan

As Eritrea looks to open up, here’s how to understand its nascent but vital history

Up until 1993, Eritrea was not even a nation. But since then, the Horn of Africa country has been in the news for all the wrong reasons: for its repressive, one-party state; for its forced conscription and “slave labor”; for the exodus of its people across the Sahara and the Mediterranean and into …

Africa

Use Azolla organic animal feeds to improve quality, quantity

Azolla was found to be a very nutritive and cheap organic feed substitute for dairy cattle, poultry, pig, fish etc.<p><b>By Oliver Ndegwa</b><p>Azolla is a …

Uganda